Everybody's all ... "I want to grow in my faith and get closer to God and I want my life to matter." Until, somebody brings up money. And, then they're all "You are out of bounds with that topic. Not appropriate." What EVER.
I'm not judging. I'm confessing. I've been there. Heck... when faced with some of my daily spending decisions, I AM there. Who doesn't get all protective when they want what they want? (Just ask how I reacted when Mark put me on the envelope system. NOT pretty.)
So, here's where I stand on the subject. I'm glad my church is not afraid to tackle "un-touchable" topics head-on. If they didn't, I'd have the luxury of living in destructive denial with my head in the sand. Instead, they bring up what's buried and agitate me. And, as a result, I'm forced to wrestle with some tough topics to find out what I'm truly made of.
It's not about money. It's about my heart. And, sometimes, God uses my money to show me areas of my heart that could be healed. Am I self-aware or am I defensive? Am I curious or am I mad?
- It's a reflection of my heart.
- It's my faith in action.
- God won’t trust me with more if I don’t trust Him with what I have now.
- My faith won't go to waste.
Are you attending church, but not giving? I dare you to take a leap of faith and start giving. I PROMISE it will pull you closer to love.